Lemme Hear It From the Cheap Seats!

on August 31, 2010

This is Talker–and he’s getting a lot of attention. Maybe it’s the tattoos and maybe it’s the fact that Bella was so sweet and light and this one is… well… not. Either way, I’m getting all nervy again because it’s out tonight from this place and ARe and amazon.com and all points in between. Either… Read More

Big Round Numbers

on August 30, 2010

‘Kay… Zoomboy is sick, first of all. And it sucks– we woke up a three this morning and he was throwing off heat like Sacramento in the summer, and then, at five (when I actually get out of bed) he didn’t feel bad. At six thirty, when his father gets out of bed, he’s back… Read More

And other shitty things happened this week…

on August 28, 2010

Including Mate spraining his ankle (and being a total trooper about it as he coached soccer, bless him), and a clusterfuck over at amazon.com and the fact that our cat apparently has a jumping disability… But forget about that. Because I’ve got some writing happy, all in one whack, and I’m gonna celebrate for a… Read More

I survived…

on August 26, 2010

But mostly because I slept for nine hours on Tuesday, and because I came home early on Wednesday and cried on Mate… *whinge* “You’re going to cancel soccer practice, right? And come get the kids? Because it’s two o’clock and a hundred and five fucking degrees outside and if I have to get in that… Read More

Bitching by bullet points…

on August 24, 2010

* The cat has so far managed to ass-dial the following functions on my computer: this weird box that won’t let me scroll–but only on CERTAIN e-mails or dialog boxes, the dimmer switch so I can’t see my screen, and (this one is fun!) Command + F5–which on a Mac, cues up a voice telling… Read More

Opening Day, Stream of Consciousness Style

on August 21, 2010

Okay… before we delve deep into my sunburnt noggin for the details of my day, I need to say THANK YOU THANK YOU A ZILLION TIMES THANK YOU! At the moment I’m in second, but the fact is, when I posted my shameless begging for your attention this morning, I was, like, LAST, and really… Read More

Vote for MMMMEEEE!!!

on August 21, 2010

Okay– real blog post coming, I SWEAR! But it’s opening day for soccer (which is huge and exhausting with three kids on the field) and when I checked my e-mail this morning I saw that “Whim” was up for Book of the Week over HERE! So, uhm, while I’m running around trying to watch Squish,… Read More

Intellect Disconnect

on August 20, 2010

This morning, the following things happened before 8:30 a.m. * I woke up at 5:00 in the morning to take care of writing business and the internet was down, all day.* I left on time for work and got there late because traffic in front of the school was SO bad I spent fifteen minutes… Read More

Zoomboy and the Sign

on August 18, 2010

Zoomboy is playing soccer. “How is he doing?” Mate asks, and I tell him. It’s not pretty. “He runs like an epileptic giraffe in cement shoes,” I tell him apologetically. “That’s your fault.” (My family’s complete lack of coordination is universally acknowledged. When my father dances, lives are at stake.) “I know,” I tell him…. Read More

And Now We Are Sane

on August 16, 2010

Sort of. I’d forgotten how normal a weekend can be. Gymnastics, grocery shopping, kids’ errands, oh my! Of course, next week, soccer games start, and opening day, and I may very well fall down the rabbit hole again… there is no telling! For those of you curious about this year’s schedule (since previous years have… Read More